College of Health Sciences selected for Health Information Technology Scholars Program

KinninghamSmall.jpgHallmarkSmall.jpgThe Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing at Belmont University has been selected to be part of the 2011 Health Information Technology Scholars Program (HITS), which is supported by a five-year $1.5 million grant provided by The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr) in partnership with the Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT). This is the fourth year of the grant and Belmont is one of 29 universities to join the program in 2011.
Dr. Beth Hallmark from the School of Nursing and Dr. Kelley Kiningham from the School of Pharmacy submitted the project proposal to integrate electronic health records in medical simulation via inter-professional collaboration. Both will attend a planning conference in March and complete the project during the next year.
The HITS program is designed to merge informatics, tele-health, simulation and e-learning to create powerful learning environments, to integrate IT in curricula to educate future practitioners, to expand infrastructure for clinical learning processes and to optimize patient safety and drive improvements in healthcare quality.